Peter Baur has joined the European Commission in 1994; he worked for almost 7 years in the European research programmes in the area of Information Technologies. In 2001 he started to work in the Directorate General Education and Culture in the unit responsible for Vocational Training Policy. For 6 years he was working on the development of Vocational Training Policy on EU level. He was closely involved in the Commission’s proposal for the new Integrated Lifelong Learning Programme and in the activities related to the Education and Training 2010 work programme. In his current position he has particular responsibility for the follow-up of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) in Thessaloniki and for the development of university/business cooperation. Before joining the European Commission, Peter Baur worked for 10 years as project manager in the IT industry.